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Papa's Pantry

515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
432-283-2302
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Ranked #6 of 15 restaurants in Van Horn
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great tacos in a little spot off 10. The salsa was incredible, the chicken was moist and the vegetables were crispy. Can't remember chicken tacos like that in a very long time.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After deciding not to stop across the street where it said "DIESEL FRIED CHICKEN" (Hate to think what that might taste like) we took a chance on Papa's Pantry, even though the outside was not appealing. Lots of local cars convinced us. The food and service were fabulous. We had a chicken breast grilled in a very tasty sauce with... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a huge plate of fajita nachos. Was enough for 2. My husband had an American dish (chicken fried chicken) was very good although not typical. Not much atmosphere/ could use some music playing. Con-no queso. Service was very good.

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While staying at the Hampton Inn down the road the front desk clerk recommended Papa's Pantry. Started with thin crisp chips and delicious homemade salsa ( recommend more cilantro) with a nice hot after bite to it. (Would have loved a Dos Equis with lime , but soft drinks only here.) Ordered the Combo Mexican dish, which was cooked by... More

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Tucson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stumbled upon Papa's Pantry by accident, hidden beside a Pilot Truck Stop. Very casual, some unusual, exceptional Mexican food at unbelievably low prices. Appears to be a local favorite.

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El Paso, Texas
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230 reviews 230 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stopped here for the don't know how many times on the way to Big Bend or San Antonio. Papa's closes early on Saturday and is not open on Sunday (or the 1st Saturday of the month). so it may be missed by some travelers. This is not a fancy place (if you have time, stop at the El Capitan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I love this place and would recommend it to anyone. I see all the tasteless comments about some of the waitresses and I have to say that one being an honest promt server is better than a fake smile and poor intentions. As a server we care about customer service and don't want to be too overwhelming to our customers.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We popped in to Papa's Pantry for a late lunch. Our waitress swiftly greeted & seated the 9 of us. Perusing the menu my choice popped out at me immediately. Fried Egg Sandwich on homemade bread. Yum!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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123 reviews 123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you have to stop in Van Horn to eat, I suppose this would suit you fine. The French toast was fairly good, but the eggs and hash browns could be found almost anywhere. Coffee was strong. Other reviewers have mentioned the attitude of the servers. I thought that the young woman serving us was friendly enough with the older... More

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Spokane, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Food being okay.Too much sauce on everything.Wanna be blonde was the worst waitress i was serviced by.One bowl of chips was free which was so little.I mean come on chips are like 5 cents.Extra basket of chips, they will charge you 2.50. Food being expensive because this town is in the middle of no where so i guess their operational... More

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